||About the types of Synthetic Swords
- I constantly tweak my designs. Expect changes, sometime subtile, sometimes major. One that I use less of is the grey basic trainers, its a bit softer plastic. So I only use it on sickles, daggers, shorter items
only. It looks good, but hard hits can dent.
- The black and white, are a harder material. Better for the longer weapons. Its lighter, harder, and has good rebound. I'm moving mostly towards all being black.
- The grey nylon pentii swords are very strong. They are impact resistant, have some flex, and good rebound. The older white and newer grey nylon is exactly the same except in color.
Their disadvantage is in high humidity area, over a couple years, the can lose some rigidity. I recommend to always store them in an A/C home. In extreme low Humidity areas, they can become more brittle over a year to 2 years time. I recommend that if they start to 'ding' when hit, to put them in some water for about 24 hours every few months. When the hit, the sound should be more of a thud.